Saturday, March 31, 2012
This week I watched a documentary on BBC4-The Dark Lords of Hattusha as part of the BBC`s Lost Cities of the Ancients series and thoroughly enjoyed it and I will give credit to the BBC in that they allowed the documentary maker to explain how the Indo-European origins of the Hittites was discovered via the deciphering of their cuneiform writings. However the parallels that they appeared to make with the Third Reich were more than obvious although they did not name Germany. It is clear to me from the title of this episode-Dark Lords that this was their likely intention!
Watch it for yourself and make your own mind up!
Sunday, March 25, 2012
As my readers will be aware, I have on this blog in particular argued for the Aryan origins of Egyptian civilisation as it is the Aryan alone who is the true originator and maintainer of culture and civilisation.
It would appear that this argument is gaining ground and those nutcases who argue for a negroid genesis of Egyptian civilisation and indeed for western and thus European civilisation are shown for the snake oil charlatons that they are.
Here is an extract from David Rohl`s Lords of Avaris book which incidentally I highly recommend:
Referring to Professor Martin Bernal`s ludicrous book Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization Dr Rohl states: "However, this Afro-centric perspective and Bernal`s original, less radical, position[here Dr Rohl is referring to the deluded negroid-American revolutionaries who argue in favour of negro pharaonic migrants from north-east Africa who allegedly brought with them Egyptian civilisation-or the seeds of it]are both wrong because they fail to take into consideration the origins of the Hyksos kings whose descendants left Egypt for the Aegian. Their homeland was not in Africa or Egypt or the Levant. They came not from the south or east but from the Pelasgian north-as migrants[probably as military conquerors] who took over dominion of the Levant and Egypt in the Middle Bronze Age."
He goes on to state: "Others of their kin remained in southern Canaan-the Bible knows them as Philistines and Jebusites-whilst their Aryan allies in the north took on the guise of the Mitannian rulers of the Late Bronze Age.
There were no major African influences going out of Egypt to the Aegian beyond those acquired during the Hyksos period from pharaonic[Nilotic] culture which was itself predominately influenced by the ancient Near Eastand not black Africa beyond the Second Catract of the Nile."[Pages 263-264]
Throught his work Dr Rohl emphasises the Indo-European[at times he uses the term Aryan] connections between Egypt, mainland Greece, Anatolia and Crete and builds his case for the thoroughly Indo-Europeans origins of western civilisation. The book is lavishly illustrated with many colour plates and is a mammoth 524 pages long.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
I have recently completed my reading of a now sadly out of date book titled The Battle-Ax People by Olivia Vlahos, published in 1968. I was fortunate to be able to import an ex-library copy from the USA.
The book is divided into two parts, Part I: Into Old Lands, Among City Folk which tells the story of the movement of the Indo-European tribes or Battle-Ax peoples into the ancient world with chapters on the Kassites, Hittites, Mitanni, Hyksos, Aryans[Indo-Aryans] and Persians.
Part II: Moving West is concerned with the Minoans and Mycenaeans, Greeks, Romans, Celts[and their precursors], Teutons[including the Vikings] and the Samartians.
There is an epilogue which is concerned with telling the story in brief of the development of the English language.
The book is full of interesting illustrations and maps which help the reader to follow the text of what would otherwise be a rather dry subject.
Vlahos` use of everyday English makes this work on the Indo-Europeans accessable to both adults and young people. I only wish that this enjoyable and informative book was republished for today`s budding Aryanists to read.